The place to jump start your NHS career

Explore a place where future careers are made possible. At the Northern Care Alliance, we provide a range of career and work experience programmes to grow the employment prospects of our local community. We’re committed to improving the life opportunities, inclusion, social mobility and health and wellbeing of our local population and offer a number of pathways for local people to access NHS careers and develop in their role.

If you are a job seeker looking to gain employment, learn new skills of gain exposure to the world of healthcare, this page is for you.

We are proud to work with key partners across Greater Manchester to help local people on their journey towards getting a job in health and care.

Pre-employment programmes

We run a range of pre-employment programmes to support individuals into employment within the NHS. These are mainly focused at helping local unemployed people, who are interested in working in the NHS but perhaps lacking the work experience necessary for their job application to be successful.

The programmes provide the opportunity to make a real positive difference in someone’s life, and can act as a stepping-stone, out of unemployment. We continue to work with partners to extend this offer.

Priority groups

Working in partnership with local stakeholder agencies, teams and charities, we offer work experience and widen the opportunities for the following groups:

  • Young people in care or care leavers
  • Local unemployed people
  • Military Veterans and their families
  • People with disabilities
  • Young carers
  • NEETs – those young people (16-19 years old) not in employment, education or training
  • Members of the BAME community